Get a taste of Taiwan’s long and storied tea culture on our full-day scenic guided tour of two spectacular tea growing areas just outside of Taipei City. First we'll ascend via gondola into the lush Maokong hills where we'll visit tea farms and meet revered tea masters. After learning a bit about Taiwan's tea history, we'll attend the first of two tea ceremonies, sampling various types of locally grown organic teas. Afterwards, we'll head further into the mountains to explore other tea farms, visiting the beautiful Thousand Island Lake before heading to a second traditional tea house for the afternoon ceremony. Our Tea Culture Tour is the ideal opportunity to unwind and familiarize yourself with Taiwan tea and tea culture. Please note: The Maokong Gondola closes in inclement weather. In the event this happens, we'll substitute a scenic drive through the hills of Maokong for the gondola ride.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Maokong mountain, Wenshan, Taipei09:30 Pick up from your accommodation10:00 Maokong Gondola10:30 Explore the background of Taiwanese Tea11:00 Lunch time (at guest's expense)13:30 Thousand Island Lake14:30 Take a walk through the tea fields15:30 Tea tasting and ceremony at traditional tea house17:30 Drop off at your accommodationDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Maokong Gondola, Wenshan, TaipeiEnjoy a scenic ride over the mountains on the Maokong GondolaDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong, Wenshan, TaipeiLearning about Taiwan's tea history,Duration: 30 minutes